I'm in the market for a new tablesaw blade and I was thinking about
the new Freud 30T glue line blade. Is there anyone here who has any
experience with it that would be willing to comment?
I've got a Freud 40T combination, but I want to go to a full kerf
blade, to get the extra stiffness. It's either the Freud now or a
Forrest when I can afford it.
thank, as usual,
Can't see how a Forrester could be any better than the Freud.
I've ripped 3" walnut with the Glue Line without a hitch---
sawn surface couldn't have benefitted from sanding! Remember
to feed steadily once you're in the cut. Get the coated version--
it's worth it. My local sharpening service gave out---
when it comes time to re-sharpen, I'll prolly send it to Forrest
for sharpening. (I've also crosscut with this blade and was
quite amazed at the smooth cut,)
Go for it. I've been using Freud 24 and 300 tooth rip blades for years and find
they do excellent work.
"Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?" Lily Tomlin
WOW! A 300 tooth blade, must be one smooth cut ;)
Ok, all kidding aside, I have the 30 tooth Freud and the 80 tooth for
crosscut. Then I got FWW #165 and now I rough cut all my stock using the
process outlined in their rough milling article. Basically you end up
ripping on your bandsaw and then let it sit for a week, touch up one side on
your jointer then move to your tablesaw and remove no more than 1/8". When
I'm ripping that small I just use my 80 tooth and the edge is like I
crosscut it. Smooth as glass. Can't get better than that -- but, you have
to have the time and the equipment I suppose, so YMMV.
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